Under the cover of darkness (literally), the front line of the FnD Tetters headed over the border to Area 7 for the Wrekin Triathlon for an action packed day of shooting, running and swimming and the hope of bagging the odd ‘out of area’ qualification (for coming 1st or 2nd in qualifying classes) for the National Triathlon Champs in Milton Keynes in March.

There was a great turnout of about 90 competitors in 25 teams. There were 11 competitors from FnD taking part at all classes, from Casper in Pre-mini biathlon (bean bags and run) to Orla and Daisy in Pre-mini (<8yrs), Leah, Isabella and Imogen in Mini (8-9yrs), Scarlett and Neisha in Mini (10-11yrs), Will in Mini (8-11yrs), Mia in Junior (12-14 yrs) and Ben in Open (<25yrs).

The spirit in the FnD camp was high all day, fuelled in part by the fantastic range of homemade cakes provided by Area 7!

The weather was mixed with sun, hail and sleet but everyone battled on in the run and we all came together in the swimming pool to cheer (or scream) everyone along.

The final scores provided plenty of medals and rosettes:

  • Casper 2nd
  • Orla 1st
  • Daisy 3rd
  • Leah 2nd
  • Isabella 6th
  • Imogen 3rd
  • Scarlett 9th
  • Neisha 1st … Qualified for Nationals
  • Will 5th
  • Mia 2nd … Qualified for Nationals
  • Ben 3rd

In the Team competition, the F & D ‘Blue’ Team of Ben, Mia, Neisha and Leah came 3rd. These promising performances bode well for our own Area 5 Qualifier on 28th February and hopefully more qualifications for the Nationals! Well done everyone – keep training!

Penny Read 10th February 2016

Photos thanks to Laura and Peter